qThe University of Minnesota men's tennis team had another strong day at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic Collegiate Tournament, advancing two Golden Gopher singles players and two doubles teams into the quarterfinals of the event. Minnesota went 2-1 in singles matches and 2-1 in doubles action on the day.
In singles play, top-seeded Avery Ticer continued his run in the tournament with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 win over Arizona State's Nick Hegarty. Ticer, 2-1 in the fall, will take on Dan Hanegby of Western Michigan tomorrow. No. 9 seed Nick Edlefsen pulled an upset in his round of 16 match, defeating No. 3 seed Jonathan Kinsella of Arizona State, 6-4, 7 -5. Edlefsen, 3-0 at the Milwaukee Classic, faces Chris Biro of Arizona State in the quarterfinals.
Minnesota's lone defeat in singles play was a three-set loss by Adrien Debreyne to No. 7 seed Jose Orozco of Western Michigan, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
In doubles action, the Maroon and Gold's No. 3 seed duo of Ticer and Debreyne routed Brett Binkley and Ian Kawas of Marquette, 8-1. The Golden Gophers will take on No. 5 Joerg Barthel and Jose Rivera of Nebraska tomorrow afternoon. UM's Edlefsen and Chi Pham gained an 8-3 upset victory over No. 4 Gerhard Posch and Adrian Szatmary of Nebraska to also advance to the quarterfinals.
Minnesota narrowly missed advancing all three of its doubles teams to the next round when Mikey Kantar and Sion Wilkins dropped an 8-6 match to No. 5 Alex Friesen and Willy Gali-Solanas of Northern Illinois.
Competition at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic Collegiate Tournament continues through Monday, Nov. 8
Milwaukee Tennis Classic Collegiate Tournament
Nov. 4, 2004
Round of 16 - Avery Ticer (MN) (1) def. Nick Hegarty (Arizona State) (9), 6-1, 6 -1
Round of 16 - Nick Edlefsen (MN) (9) def. Jonathan Kinsella (Arizona State) (3), 6 -4, 7 -5
Round of 16 - Jose Orozco (Western Michigan) (7) def. Adrien Debreyne (MN) (9), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Round of 16 - Alex Friesen/Willy Gali-Solanas (Northern Illinois) (5) def. Mikey Kantar/Sion Wilkins (MN), 8-6
Round of 16 - Nick Edlefsen/Chi Pham (MN) def. Gerhard Posch/Adrian Szatmary (Nebraska) (4), 8-3
Round of 16 - Adrien Debreyne/Avery Ticer (MN) (3) def. Brett Binkley/Ian Kawas (Marquette), 8-1
Friday Singles Schedule
Quarterfinals - Avery Ticer (MN) (1) vs. Dan Hanegby (Western Michigan), 10 a.m.
Quarterfinals - Nick Edlefsen (MN) (9) vs. Chris Biro (Arizona State ) (9), 10 a.m.
Friday Doubles Schedule
Quarterfinals - Nick Edlefsen/Chi Pham (MN) vs. Daniel Davies/Clint Letcher (Arizona State) (5), 1:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals - Avery Ticer/Adrien Debreyne (MN) (3) vs. Joerg Barthel/Jose Rivera (Nebraska) (5), 1:30 p.m.